World first OLED lamp from Osram

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors made prototypes of organic light emitting diodes available to the designer for his exclusive creation. “We are proud that our OLEDs have inspired such a renowned artist as Ingo Maurer to create such an exciting work of art. ‘Early Future’ is a vision that has become reality. It gives us a glimpse of just how versatile organic OLEDs can be in terms of their design options and applications,” said Martin Goetzeler, CEO of OSRAM.
The Osram OLED is a 10x10cm tile with a light output of between 30 and 50lm. The firm has pulled out all the stops to hit 46 lm/W - particularly in fashionable, but generally less efficient warm white - putting this fledgling technology level with the bottom of established fluorescent fittings in efficiency terms, and well above the 12 lm/W achieved by normal light bulbs.